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poll What percentage of your sold domains actually got utilized?

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What percentage of your sold domains actually got utilized?

  • This poll is still running and the standings may change.
  • <30%

    17
    votes
    60.7%
  • 30 - 50%

    2
    votes
    7.1%
  • 50 - 75%

    5
    votes
    17.9%
  • 75%+

    4
    votes
    14.3%
  • This poll is still running and the standings may change.

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I usually see that my domain sales end up with the buyer not utilizing it that often. I consider this sort of acquisition as defensive acquisition where the buyer may be trying to keep the domain off the hands of a competitor. What percentage of your domain sales, in general end up getting utilized?
 

redemo

Top Contributor
Impact
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Zero, in terms of building a website, which is somewhat disappointing. @bmugford is right about other uses. Perhaps the new registrant wanted a defensive registration against current or potential competitors. Or maybe they are quietly building something behind the scenes on a temporary beta mode sub-domain. Or maybe they are using the domain name just for a cool sounding e-mail address. Could be they just want to dominate a keyword until they can afford the dot com then forward all not dot com registrations of that keyword to the dot com version. Could be a number of things. Good question @abstractdomainer and I think you might add a list of what " utilized " could mean, including the ideas @bmugford mentioned.
 
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